Chestnut Truffle Cake for Christmas

This Chestnut Truffle Cake makes the perfect gluten-free dessert for the Holidays.

Serves

12

Prep Time

Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp brandy
  • 400 g chestnuts, cooked
  • 100 g sugar
  • confectioners sugar or fresh strawberries, to decorate

Instructions

  1. Chop 100 g dark chocolate into cubes. In a mixing bowl, add the chocolate cubes and softened butter and top with a steaming hot milk. Gently stir the mixture until the chocolate cubes melt. Then add 1 Tbsp brandy and 1 tsp vanilla extract to the chocolate sauce.
  2. In a food processor, add 400 g chestnuts and 100 g sugar. Process until smooth. Then add the chocolate mixture to the chestnuts and pulse again until smooth.
  3. In a loaf pan, lined with parchment paper, add the chocolate chestnut mixture . Cover the top of the pan with plastic wrap and let it cool in the fridge for about 12 hours or until set.
  4. For the topping, melt the remaining 100 g dark chocolate and 25 g unsalted butter. Bring the truffle out of the fridge and place it on a cake stand or a flat plate. Spread the topping over the top and pop the truffle in the fridge to set for a minimum of 1 hour.
  5. When ready to serve, dust some confectioners sugar all over the top or decorate with fresh strawberries for more Christmas feeling.

Note

When slicing the chestnut truffle cake, wipe your knife in between cutting each slice so that all the slices come out nice and neat.


Nutrition Information

Serving Size
76 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
269
Total Fat
13.9g
Saturated Fat
8.9g
Cholesterol
27mg
Sodium
76mg
Total Carbohydrates
33.2g
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
Sugars
17.2g
Protein
2.1g

Recipe Rating

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Natalie Claus's picture
Really simple to make and really impressive dessert for the Holidays! I didn't have enough chestnuts so added some almonds. Obviously chestnuts are better because it makes the cake moist but still a fantastic cake for Christmas.
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